Keto Shrimp and Grits recipe that is just PERFECTION on a plate, it doesn't get any better than this!! With cheesy, yummy, grain free 'grits' you'll be coming back for more!! This keto low carb shrimp recipe comes together in next to no time and is a really easy weeknight family meal that can double as a fancy dinner party menu item too, you're going to LOVE it! | | #lowcarb #noshtastic #glutenfree #keto #shrimp #grits #shrimpandgrits #ketodiet #ketogenic #ketorecipes #ketogenicdiet #cheese #cheddar #whitecheddar

Low Carb Keto Shrimp and Grits

My Keto Shrimp and Grits recipe is just PERFECTION on a plate, it doesn't get any better than this!! With cheesy, yummy, grain free 'grits' you'll be coming back for more!! 

Course main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 496 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


cauliflower low carb grits

  • 1 medium cauliflower Approx 907g / 2lb
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese 226g / 8oz - grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

low carb shrimp

  • 2 lbs medium shrimp 907g - peeled and deveined
  • 6 slices bacon cooked crispy and chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped


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How to cook cauliflower grits

  1. Cut the cauliflower into chunks and steam for 5-7 minutes until soft, do not overcook.

  2. Grate the cheese while the cauliflower is cooking.

  3. Drain out any water from the cauliflower and while hot add 2 tbsp butter, shredded cheese, salt and pepper, and blend until smooth. I used a hand blender. Taste and add more cheese, salt, and pepper if desired.

How to pan fry shrimp

  1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp; remove bacon from pan (keep the bacon grease) and chop into small pieces.

  2. Cook shrimp in same pan with the bacon grease over medium heat for 3 minutes or until almost pink, turn shrimp at least once. 

  3. Add fresh lemon juice, 2 tbsp butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, green onions, and cooked bacon, cook for a couple more minutes until shrimp is fully cooked.

  4. Spoon cauliflower grits onto a plate; top with shrimp mixture and a little chopped fresh parsley. Serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Adapted from myrecipes

5g net carbs per serving, based on six servings

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Keto Shrimp and Grits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 455mg152%
Sodium 1902mg83%
Potassium 568mg16%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 58.7mg71%
Calcium 528mg53%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.